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Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

March 19, 2010
  • A traditional soup kitchen is being converted into a culinary school to train those who are homeless for work as chefs, sous-chefs, etc.
  • On Wednesday, the Senate, with 11 Republican votes, approved a bill intended to spur employment by providing businesses with incentives to hire new workers.
  • Florida House of Representatives may vote to designate attacks against people who are homeless as hate crimes.
  • From the NY Times: Yet another challenge for poor & low-income persons- “With Medicaid Cuts, Doctors and Patients Drop Out” –
  • The number of people who are homeless in Baltimore County jumped by nearly 25 percent in the past year, with more than a third homeless for the first time.
  • Is permanent supportive housing the answer to ending homelessness?

**Thanks to all who walked in the Help the Homeless Walkathon. This week we found out we raised $107,000 for Calvary’s programs – the most ever for us! In total, the 2009 Walkathon raised $5.8 million for 134 DC Area Homeless Service Providers.

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